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Well, thanks for the thanks.
I think this might be a font issue. Any new fonts used? Perhaps a corrupt style, maybe.
If chapters 1-20 work, it sounds like the problem is in Chapter 21, but you say you can generate a TOC in chapter 21 as a standalone.
Windows can be hard to troubleshoot because it doesn't give helpful crash reports. Perhaps back up everything, then try synching the styles again. Not sure it you should try using a source from the front, or chapter 21, though.
I'd also try exporting all stories from chapter 21 to InDesign Tagged text, then create a new file and place the tagged text on th pastebaord. Copy and paste that into new text frames on the pages (this is probably not required, but is one more cleaning step and I have seen cases where it mattered). Replace chjapter 21 with the new file in the Book.
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Thank you Peter. We will start experimenting and report back after a while.
I don't have anything to add here, because, after another couple hours, we quit in frustration, - we decided to do the last 3 chapters cut and paste. If we try to do it "right" in the future, I will post my results here. Thanks Peter!